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Thieves target businesses in Cloverdale
Business owners and merchants in Cloverdale are being warned that thieves are again targeting the area.
The warning was issued after a spate of late night break and enters last week at three local businesses, according to a Heads Up business alert distributed to members of the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association.
An alarm consisting of glass sensors and motion detectors was triggered at Western Equipment at 114 5219 192 Street at about 8:11 p.m. Aug. 25. Police found a rear door had been ripped open.
The day before, thieves were interrupted breaking into BC Plant Health Care at 184 and 53 Avenue, and two males wearing hooded jackets were spotted fleeing on foot, headed east on 54 Avenue.
Four days later, Surrey RCMP responded to an alarm at Elisabeth’s Chalet Restaurant at 17785 56 Avenue. At 12:30 a.m. Aug. 28, thieves broke a front window to gain entry to the building. The police secured the perimeter and cleared the business. No one was found inside.
Busineses were also warned about the return of several persons of interest in the area.
The alerts are a joint notification program put out by the Cloverdale BIA and the Surrey RCMP’s Port Kells/Cloverdale district office.
Staff Sgt. Martin Blais has asked the business community to report all suspicious individuals and activities to police, using the non-emergency number.
The information helps Surrey RCMP allocate personnel.